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Old 08-22-02, 10:20 AM   #2
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Yes...it's a fantastic card based on .15....
For the size, it is a great engineering success and a powerful card.

However, I highly doubt that this .15 card ( or any for that matter ) can compete with a well-engineered .13 part regardless of how high they set the core speed. Anand realizes this and draws attention to the fact that memory speeds will not be shifted to DDR-II until the shift to .13 is made.

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The main limitation at this point seems to be memory bandwidth and die size; the lack of additional memory bandwidth and die size constraints prevented ATI from going to two texture units per pipeline, which would definitely increase performance across the board.
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Our astounding over****ing successes don't kill the need for a 0.13-micron R300, since ATI will eventually need to outfit each of their 8 rendering pipelines with a second texture unit once the move to faster DDR/DDR-II memory is made.
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